Whether you need to get health insurance for the first time or you already have a plan and want to switch, you’ve come to the right place. Use our tools and resources to better understand how to choose a health plan and the steps for buying or renewing health insurance.
If you don’t currently have a health insurance plan, use our step-by-step resources to make choosing a plan and enrolling easy. All Americans are required to have health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. You can avoid paying a penalty by enrolling in a health insurance plan during 2018 Open Enrollment from November 1, 2017, through December 15, 2017.
If you already have health insurance, you can renew your current plan or buy a new plan. Learn more about what to do when you already have health insurance.
If you don't buy a health plan before 2018 Open Enrollment ends on December 15, 2017, learn about how you can still buy a plan for 2018 if you had a qualifying life event.